Surenix (@iSurenix), a prominent jailbreak developer and theme creator, is scheduled to release his newest creation AndroidLoader soon (has been submitted to Cydia). AndroidLoader is an amazing SpringBoard addition that allows quick launch of your applications from anywhere on your SpringBoard. Inspired by the Android layout, tapping the tab below your dock brings up a menu with all your icons listed. When you tap any of the respective applications, it opens it right away. iPod Controls (Skip Back, Play, Skip Forward) are also included within the AndroidLoader menu. There are a few settings for AndroidLoader located in the Settings.app. The follow settings are all On/Off toggles:
- Hidden Icons
- Alphabetical Sorting
- Close on Launch
- App Labels (Slow)
And then at the bottom of the AndroidLoader settings tab, you can respring to make those changes happen.
Here are some of the features that are expected to come soon with AndroidLoader:
- Improved tab
- Launch applications from anywhere (including inside applications)
- Activator command(s)
- Much more...
While talking with Surenix on IRC, he made this statement to me that I'm sure he'll keep:
The goal of AndroidLoader is to make a better alternative for the SpringBoard and current multitasking bar. Hopefully with new developments underway, it may even replace many of the SBSettings toggles.
It has been submitted to Cydia and should be up soon. When it releases, it will be $2.99.
Below is a video demo of AndroidLoader:
For more information about AndroidLoader and other developments by Surenix, follow @iSurenix on Twitter.